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Backbytes: Big Brother is watching what you eat

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Apple iBeacons to be used by US Department of Health to harass staff into healthier eating.
01 Nov 2014

Airwave emergency services' communications system costs SIX TIMES more than it should – Liam Maxwell

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Emergency services communications contract costing £450m every year when it could be done for just £70m, says government CTO Liam Maxwell
31 Oct 2014

Here's why Microsoft's VP of operating systems Joe Belfiore thinks CIOs should buy into Windows Phone

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'App gap' is closing, says Windows 10 chief
31 Oct 2014

Francis Maude: 'The internet is too large for any organisation to fight cyber crime alone'

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Cabinet Office Minister tells Payments Council Cyber Security Conference that cooperation is the key to the fight against cyber crime
31 Oct 2014

Android creator Andy Rubin leaves Google, switching robotics for startups

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Mobile platform talent Andy Rubin leaves to focus on helping other technology startups
31 Oct 2014

“We've saved more than £14bn over the last year,” claims government CTO Liam Maxwell

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Government CTO claims multi-billionaire pound savings as a result of reforms in IT procurement and spending
31 Oct 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Hitting Belgacom while it's down, and could Universal Credit be in a worse state than realised?

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Candid interviews dominate the top 10: David Davis MP, Belgacom's Fabrice Clement and a job centre whistleblower
31 Oct 2014

Nearly a quarter of IT leaders are unfamiliar with the term 'DevOps'

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Despite businesses who have deployed DevOps seeing a whole host of benefits, many of their peers are unaware of what the term means
31 Oct 2014

Birmingham NHS patient data sharing plans scrapped after concerns raised by GPs

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Plans for a central data warehouse to allow multiple agencies to access a patient's care record scaled back - but consent opt-out remains
31 Oct 2014

So you've finished your Microsoft Windows XP migration project? Now on to Windows Server 2003

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With support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ceasing in April 2015, organisations will need to act fast to migrate applications onto something more modern
31 Oct 2014
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Coca-Cola Bottling Company migrates 1,100 users from IBM Notes to Office 365 in one weekend

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Third largest US Coca-Cola bottler partners with Dell and InfraScience to make the switch
31 Oct 2014

Hungary suspends internet tax plans after international protests

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Vociferous criticism at home and abroad leads to climbdown by Hungarian government
31 Oct 2014

How to prepare your data centre for the cloud era

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How is cloud computing affecting the design and build of data centres? Do evolving government standards affect the process? Are there different energy concerns when embracing the cloud?
31 Oct 2014

Organisations unprepared for 'inevitable' cyber attacks, claims EY

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Despite awareness of rising security threats, most organisations still unprepared for cyber attacks
30 Oct 2014

Looking beyond Oracle: two high-end SQL databases you may never have heard of

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Harte-Hanks and Blue Yonder tell John Leonard why they selected Splice Machine and EXASolution over more established SQL databases from the majors
30 Oct 2014

HMRC to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 – 25 per cent savings expected

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HMRC CIO Mark Dearnley to replace Aspire with multiple smaller contracts
29 Oct 2014

Capgemini revenues to drop by almost one-tenth when HMRC contract expires in 2017

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HMRC plan to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 will force Capgemini's global revenues down by almost one-tenth - unless it wins the new deal
29 Oct 2014

BT expands 10Gbps Ethernet fibre network connections

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Manchester, Leeds and Slough sites aim to meet business connectivity and speed needs
29 Oct 2014

Developing cyber resilience – widening and rapidly developing the talent pool

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Enterprises must fuse teams from different disciplines to get the breadth of knowledge they need to truly bolster their digital defences
31 Oct 2014

The cloud awaits, but are you ready for the jump?

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Cloud and virtualisation is there for the taking, but deploying systems beyond the bricks and mortar data centre can be a difficult journey...
31 Oct 2014

How will virtualisation evolution shape the future of data centres?

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Will the physical data centre become obsolete? Industry experts discuss how the growing spread of virtualisation will affect the traditional data centre
30 Oct 2014

Australian data retention laws to be used to combat download piracy

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Australian equivalent of Communications Data Bill will enable a wide range of agencies to access internet users' database, admits police chief
30 Oct 2014

Microsoft: Another 3,000 job losses as Satya Nadella continues restructuring

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Axe to fall mainly on back-office staff, including IT support
30 Oct 2014

Microsoft Azure platform 'much more evolved' than OpenStack says CTO Russinovich

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Supporting OpenStack 'makes no sense' for Microsoft at this point, says cloud chief
29 Oct 2014

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

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GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

HTML5 reaches 'recommendation' standard at W3C – after 10 years in sometimes fractious development

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Will HTML5 kill off Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight as the standard finally reaches 'recommendation' status?
29 Oct 2014